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August 13, 2016, 09:04:56 PM
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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2016, 09:04:56 PM »
More work for Prompted!  I decided to go simpler and more whimsical with this one.  The prompt was to include a checkered pattern.  It's amazing how hard it was to find pictures of cute animals sliding that were not videos.  Puppies were actually my fourth choice, after I failed with pandas, penguins (one image that came close but didn't quite fit), and kittens.  At least the puppy fur was easier to clean up than kitten fur tends to be.


Bases: 1, 2, 3 (part way down the right-hand side of the page)
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August 19, 2016, 01:05:44 AM
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« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 01:05:44 AM »
I have new clothes!  Something I loved about Harley Quinn as portrayed in the new Suicide Squad movie was her casual confidence.  She was just that sure that she could do whatever the situation demanded, even it didn't look like she stood a chance.  Granted, she was batspit crazy, but still...  There's something about that attitude that I find awfully appealing.

 


August 20, 2016, 12:33:46 PM
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« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2016, 12:33:46 PM »
Cool.  How nice it would be to feel even half of that confidence!  Sigh.
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August 21, 2016, 09:42:07 PM
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2016, 09:42:07 PM »
Yes, indeed, particularly if it could be balanced with what I consider an essential consideration for others, which Harley definitely lacks.

But she is a great subject for graphics, including my new wallpaper.  It's busier than my usual taste, but there were too many images I couldn't resist using.  Looking at this and my new set makes me smile every time, which doesn't happen often.

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August 28, 2016, 07:51:36 PM
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« Reply #19 on: August 28, 2016, 07:51:36 PM »
Recently I was chatting with someone about peacocks, and what glorious colors they have, so I decided that I wanted to do some beading in those colors.  This is how the set came out, and this is a closer shot of the dangles in the center of the necklace.  The set is too big for me, but hopefully somebody of the right size will want to buy it.

August 29, 2016, 02:03:48 PM
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« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2016, 02:03:48 PM »
Gorgeous.  I love the use of the blue-green spectrums on the bands.  Peacock a great inspiration here.

And, yes, so wise . . . and attempted by so few these days, it seems:
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September 11, 2016, 02:44:59 AM
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« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2016, 02:44:59 AM »
I decided to give a successful roleplay character her own profile.  She's one with an appearance attached to a particular person I could go back and identify easily - Zoe Saldana - who has had enough of a career for me to find plenty of photos to work with.  The hard part turned out to be the background.  I was hoping to find a cityscape with a tower that looked something like my mental image of where she'd been for the majority of the RP.  That didn't happen.  I wound up with an entirely different image, based on her previous life in a future New York City where events had made radical changes.  Here is the result.


September 24, 2016, 07:30:40 PM
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« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2016, 07:30:40 PM »
I was in a Harley Quinn mood - don't ask - and here's the result.



September 28, 2016, 10:31:20 AM
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« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2016, 10:31:20 AM »
It's been a while, but here's my last entry for Prompted!  The prompt was Ilvermorny-related.  Continuing my trend of using animals in my graphics, I decided to go with the name-creature of "my" Ilvermorny house, Horned Serpent.  I won't even start on how much work went into this one, and I'm still not 100% happy with it. 


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October 01, 2016, 08:10:54 PM
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« Reply #24 on: October 01, 2016, 08:10:54 PM »
Last night I stumbled upon a new dollmaker - a bunch, actually, based on the same website.  One of the creators has done several with different ethnicities.  I used the Arab/Iraqi one for my latest entry in Prompted!  This doll uses the Indian one.

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October 02, 2016, 06:20:07 PM
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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2016, 06:20:07 PM »
Here's another ethnic doll from that same dollmaker - the Native American one, obviously.


October 10, 2016, 09:50:15 PM
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« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2016, 09:50:15 PM »
I've been dolling again.  With this base, and the two I have waiting for me, the easy approach happened to be breaking it up into pieces and recoloring one piece at a time.



And here's my last entry for Prompted! The prompt was to use a geometric design.  I fell in love with the background I picked, and I wanted to do something culturally appropriate with it.  I really don't like what the creator of the dollmaker did with the right hand, but I can't draw well enough to do anything about it.  I ended up with two versions with very different flavors, and I'm posting them both because I couldn't decide which I like better.  The pink got changed to blue because (a) I hate pink, and (b) blue is a good-luck color in the culture.

   

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October 15, 2016, 06:28:40 PM
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« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2016, 06:28:40 PM »
This is the last of the dolls I pulled from that website.  This time I was going for subtler changes.  I just wanted the clothes to be in warmer colors.

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October 23, 2016, 10:24:27 PM
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2016, 10:24:27 PM »
Another of my roleplay characters, Charity Sullivan, has been successful enough to make me decide to give her her own profile.  I already had an icon for the avatar, and my task for today was coming up with a signature.  She is a redhead, but her playby, Tracy Scoggins, is not, so the first recoloring I had to do was her hair.  I also touched up her eyebrows, and added some green to her eyes.  I also decided that I didn't like the color of the dress on the left-hand image, so I made it green, too.  She was badly traumatized by 9/11, and the expression on the right-hand image is how I imagine her looking when she's remembering.  The background is the part of the Bronx where she and her family live.


October 27, 2016, 12:40:43 PM
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« Reply #29 on: October 27, 2016, 12:40:43 PM »
The latest Prompted! assignment was to use the signature colors of either the Joker or Harley Quinn.  I decided to go with old-style Harley colors - mostly black and red, with a little bit of white.  Much as I like the new Harley from the Suicide Squad movie, her color scheme doesn't do it for me.  This doll was a major effort to recolor, partly because I had a bad case of indecision.  Part 1 was breaking out the components - skirt, shirt, large flowers, small flowers.  Then I couldn't decide if I preferred black skirt and black large flowers on red shirt or the other way around.  So I made both.  Once all the pieces were together, this version won, hands down.